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Sage replacement cuts time and costs at Bushell & Meadows

Warwick Ashford

UK manufacturer Bushell & Meadows has reduced its sales order processing time and cut its costs by 80% through replacing its Sage accounting and manufacturing software with the supplier's business process management suite.

Since implementing the Sage 200 software with a manufacturing industry-specific module, the company, which supplies the military, aerospace and medical industries with small metal parts, has also reduced the time it takes to produce profitabilty reports from two days to two hours.

Ian Mence, business development manager at Bushell & Meadows, said the company decided to replace its Sage Line 50 software because it needed a system that could deal with more than one warehouse, give more detailed cost control, provide total batch control, and offer more powerful reporting capabilities.

"I wanted to have unique stores for each of my respective elements of manufacturing, the ability to manage multiple cost centres, and high-level batch control so I can trace components back to specific batches of raw materials," Mence said.

Bushell & Meadows chose Sage 200 because the standard package met all its needs without requiring any bespoke work or additional software from a third-party supplier.

"It was simple to implement, it was easy to migrate existing templates and data, and it allowed me the flexibility to choose the level of batch traceability I required," said Mence.

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